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Barium Enema X-Ray

Barium enema and how it looks on an X-ray

A well-lubricated enema tube is inserted gently into the rectum. Then barium contrast material is slowly put into the colon. At certain times, X-ray pictures called spot films are taken of different areas of the colon.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Jerome B. Simon, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology
Last Revised April 16, 2013

Last Revised: April 16, 2013

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Jerome B. Simon, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology

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